Kenbrock has been involved with the manufacture and distribution of Rubber Flooring in Australia since the 1960’s and continues to be an innovator in this field. Kenbrock introduced the original Pirelli Rubber Flooring to Australia and is the only company in the world ever licensed to produce Pirelli product. Our new range of K2 Studded Rubber is still based on the original Pirelli design. Kenbrock is proud to present its newest range of Rubber Flooring – ‘Kinetics’. With an improved formulation alongside a designer colour pallet, Kinetics offers exceptional performance and design options for any application.In addition to our stock lines, Kenbrock Kinetics also offers the DIY – Design It Yourself option where you can mix and match base and chip colours to create a custom design. This is unique offering for rubber flooring and only available in Kinetics.
WHY RUBBER FLOORING
The Kenbrock ranges of rubber flooring are manufactured from virgin rubber. Inferior products manufactured from discarded car tyres offer none of the same benefits.
Rubber is the most durable of all resilient floorcoverings. It is capable of outlasting concrete. Rubber footpaths laid in Milan in 1948 are still in use today. In areas of exceptionally heavy traffic, such as airports, railway stations, trains, buses, football stadiums and schools you will find rubber flooring. The benefit is in the cross linking of rubber achieved during the vulcanization process. This sets rubber apart from PVC which simply relies on heat and compression. It is highly wear resistant and will never crack. It is also fully homogeneous.
Permanent resiliency and flexibility in rubber delivers under-foot comfort and anti-fatigue benefits. This is important for people on their feet for long periods in retail stores, transit areas, restaurants, museums, bars and shopping malls.
Post vulcanized rubber delivers exceptional sound absorbent qualities. The decibel rating for product which is 3.0/3.5mm thick is between 8dB – 9dB.
Safety is paramount in today’s commercial environments. Premium quality rubber flooring, such as Kinetics all have improved slip resistance, are manufactured from nontoxic substances, and meet the Building Code of Australia fire behaviour requirements.
Unlike other flooring, rubber is always sought after for recycling. It is simply shredded and reused.
The low VOC formulation of Kinetics also contains sustainably sourced Natural Rubber using the sap from the tree as opposed to the tree itself. Rubber products manufactured from virgin rubber are 100% recyclable.
Kinetics Tiles are free from heavy metals, halogens, plasticizers and Polyvinyl Chlorine (PVC). The ingredients used in the Kinetics formulation are of the highest quality. Of particular significance the percentage of actual rubber is one of the highest on the market. Kenbrock Kinetics features superior abrasion resistance for increase appearance retention.
Kinetics features a fresh and visual shine which is retained long term. This is made possible by the use of EPDM synthetic rubber within the new formulation, a feature generally found in much higher priced formulations. The other factor is the removal of wax from the new formulation process enabling the shine to be retained.
The Kinetics colour range has been created by Australian colour consultants specifically for the Australian market.
K2 Studded tiles have maximum thermal and acoustic insulation and perform remarkably well in all high traffic areas including airports, schools, shopping centres, museums, transportation, stairways and ramps.
H1 Hammertone is finished with a hammertone texture and can be combined with M1 Matrix (colour chips) to create highlights and break out areas within an installation.
Tactiles are rubber flooring tiles specifically crafted as either indoor or outdoor ground surface flooring hazard indicators for the visually impaired. They are designed to warn of impending hazards or to provide directional guidance.
Areas of Use Tactiles are suitable for areas subject to heavy pedestrian traffic. For a building required to be accessible to the public, Tactile ground surface indicators (Type B) must be provided. This is to warn people with vision impairment that they are approaching a stairway, escalator, travelator or a ramp other than a step or kerb ramp. Where an area adjacent to a circulation space is less than 2 metres above floor level, and where no barrier has been provided, Type B indicators must be provided as an appropriate warning. For external use they are required where a pedestrian walkway meets a traffic lane adjacent to a public entry to a building, if there is no kerb ramp at that point.
Types Kinetics Tactiles fully comply with the Australian Standard 1428.4 1992 Part 4. In accordance with this standard they are available in two types: Type B – Hazard indicator: featuring a raised 5mm round stud. Type C – Directional indicator: featuring a raised elongated ridge. Each type is available in two formulations: indoor only and indoor/outdoor (black and yellow only). Colours In accordance with AS1428.4 1992 Part 4 it is necessary to provide a 30% luminant contrast to the surrounding surface. To allow for this contrast and to provide for design flexibility Kinetics Tactiles are available in the featured colours. Product codes are also indicated. Custom colours are available for quantities in excess of 90M2 (1000 tiles).
With a design well suited to airports, shopping centres, and other high traffic public spaces, our rubber flooring ranges have also found great popularity as forgiving yet enduring commercial gym flooring.
Since the 1960s Kenbrock has had involvement in the manufacturing and distribution of rubber flooring for Australian industries, and it is this ongoing commitment that has allowed us to excel in the field, providing the supportive surfaces that our customers rely on in their businesses every day.
We have a range of different rubber flooring options that will be suited to different areas of the gym; from the Hammertone range that can provide a comfortable surface for the gym floor, to the studded rubber that will perform well on any stairways, hallways, or ramps, and the Tactiles tiles that provide directional or hazard indicators for the visually impaired, either inside or outside the building.
When processed properly, rubber creates one of the most resilient flooring (or even outdoor groundcover) solutions. It won’t crack like some vinyl flooring, and yet it still retains the soft, cushioning feel lacking in other floor surfaces that rely on their hardness rating for durability.
For these and many other reasons, we believe rubber will only continue to gain in popularity as a practical and attractive option for commercial gym flooring.
With Kenbrock’s commitment to sustainability, you may wonder why we don’t use recycled rubber to construct our flooring. The reason is simple – rubber flooring that is manufactured using recycled materials (such as old car tyres) simply does not display the strength and durability of our high quality flooring.
At the end of the day, this superior product construction makes Kenbrock’s flooring the more sustainable option. With our generous commercial warranties, you know that you won’t have to replace the flooring anytime in the near future. We understand, however, that there are many reasons you may want to update your commercial gym flooring. Whether you’re rebranding, renovating, or restructuring, if you need to change the floors, then you can take comfort knowing that flooring constructed from natural virgin rubber is 100% recyclable, so your Kenbrock flooring can find a new life, with no need for it to end up in landfill.
Visually separate different areas of the gym floor, or simply provide visual interest and clever branding with your choice of highlights and colour chips in this vibrant, resilient commercial gym flooring.
If you would like to learn more about any of the rubber flooring options available from Kenbrock, or the ways in which this flooring can be customised to your specific needs, then get in touch with the Kenbrock contact for your state or territory today.